Thursday, May 23, 2019

THE NON-DUALITY MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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1. [See the offer in gold text following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

The point in this series is that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now. 

To continue with the interview included in the back of The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders

EDITOR’S INTERVIEW OF FLOYD 
(Conclusion of Interview) 

[Note: "The Vision" referenced herein is available for free at the top of this page.]

E.: I wonder if it sounds to the readers the way it sounds to me—that if a person follows this plan to its end, he becomes robotic as a result of following your suggestion to give up emotions. Like, forgive me, your acceptance around the death of a loved one, for example. 

F.: If so, let’s correct that misconception by understanding the difference in emotions and feelings. Emotions are experienced only by ego-states, by the false selves, and always result in a reaction to something which triggers another reaction to that reaction, and then a reaction to that reaction. The final result is emotional intoxication and insane behavior. 

Abandoning the false selves causes the loss of nothing except delusion, insanity, and emotional intoxication. Firmly fixed in the understanding, one lives AS IF and experiences the gamut of true feelings. I might feel anger or I might feel joy. Yet, as the eagle in the vision, I am the witness. I see the anger rise; I see the anger subside; I feel the joy when it comes; I see the joy as it goes. 

But I do not react; therefore, I avoid a chain reaction of events that would leave me intoxicated or insane if I were living in an ego-state and being jerked about by emotional reactions. I can feel anything I feel around a loved one, and I do. Yet I do not become trapped in a state of emotional intoxication around any happenings, for that debilitates and paralyzes. 

I see so many who are not feeling what they feel over the loss of someone they love but who are experiencing the emotions of an ego-state identity around that perceived loss. They are paralyzed, crippled, basically, dead. At best, they are ‘Night-of-the-Living-Dead’ creatures. 

E.: Fair enough. That’s a key distinction. Thank you. Next, you mentioned earlier the eagle from your vision. How does your vision fit into all this understanding you came to? 

F.: The vision provided the key. Think back over the details of the vision and see that I first experienced separation from the body after going through the arch, leaving the physical world behind and entering into the mental world—something like a religious experience. 

But the mental world is an illusion of the thinking mind. To separate from that falsehood, I transitioned into the spiritual realm by entering into the raven—being at one with the natural. But the raven is the symbol of death. What has to die? Even the spiritual role, the spiritual ego-state has to be given up. How did that happen? By becoming the gull, the bird of ignorance. 

By having all knowledge washed away in the vision, by being pure again, by having the impurities of programming and human ‘knowledge’ washed away during the ‘baptismal’ rite in the ocean. The gull is like the state of ‘child ignorance.’ The child early on only senses that it IS, knows the ‘I Am’ sensation, but has not yet been polluted with the additives like ‘I am a boy,’ ‘I am a good boy or a bad boy,’ ‘I am a teen,’ ‘I am a man,’ ‘a husband,’ etc. 

Think back to ‘the employee’ example earlier. Then, transitioning into the eagle, what is left is the witness. The eagle simply witnesses and sees the gull state, the false spiritual state, the false religious-mental state, and the falseness of the body as one’s True Identity. Then, the eagle turns, and is drawn into the field of consciousness. 

The subtle body remains for a time and can witness it all—just as people have reported that they hovered above their body after ‘death’—but then the subtle body enters into the light, the field of energy-consciousness, and is truly At-One in the Dome of Light. The breath is gone; the physical body is gone; the subtle body finally dissolves; and the energy that can neither be created nor destroyed remains. It IS, but it has no vehicle, no manifest form, no way to know that it IS. 

Now, to understand how ‘you’ got ‘here,’ simply see that the process is cyclical and imagine what the reverse of the steps in the vision looks like: energy manifests, and the child only witnesses but knows nothing. 

Later, it enters the child ignorance state for a time; then it’s programmed to think it’s some spiritual gift from the gods or a god; then it is programmed with mind stuff and religion; then it’s told it is the body and all the roles that bodies play. And by that time, humans thusly programmed have become so far removed from knowing what s real and what is not, many will never see the stages that were in the vision, will never know the various stages they went through to get ‘here’ and to believing what they believe. 

Asleep, they do not question their ideas, nor their false emotions, nor their loss of contact with true feelings, nor the falseness of ‘their’ beliefs or dogma or attitudes. They walk around in their bodies like those Night-of-the-Living-Dead creatures and never ask, never question, for they were told to have faith and told never to question, often with punishment following if they did. 

Imagine the effect on the billions of people who have been raised under the influence, under the influence of dogma which rewards them if they do not ever question what they are told: “You will benefit from having faith in what we tell you, and it will be to your advantage if you never question what you are told here by us. 

And if you do not have such faith, you will burn and suffer forever. Now, that’ll be ten percent, please; then go in peace.” Oh my gosh! Amazing! 

E.: I never really saw that before. It is rather amazing, isn’t it? To another area: does one have to practice regular meditation to ‘get this’ understanding that you speak of? 

F.: Meditation is misunderstood and thus misused. Some think that meditation is about humming; some think that meditation is about getting quiet in order to get into conscious contact with some god or power or force; some think that meditation is about getting guidance from some god with male appendages; some think that meditation is about seeking the quiet or some super state, like samadhi; some think that meditation is about finding a half-hour peace-state to prepare for the day’s noise and strains. It’s none of that. 

Meditation is properly used to take an assignment into contemplation, into true, focused consideration. Once the falseness of all conditioning and belief and dogma is revealed, and once the real is then known, then meditation ends. It is a tool. When the job is done, no tool is needed. That does not mean that the quietness cannot be effective for rest and healing. It is, but it need not be structured. The gotta-work-at-resting trap can end. 

Now, when the tool first begins to work, then the reverse of what most formerly perceived as the right way to meditate will start to happen: the meditation period (of say 30 minutes or an hour or a week) is no longer the ‘quiet time’; it will be the ‘noisy’ time in which the contemplation is completed or in which an exercise like arms-legs-organs is done or in which the reverse-count is done to find where you were three days before conception. 

How is that a reverse of the norm? You end up spending 30 minutes in the ‘noise,’ in the contemplation, and then the remainder of the day becomes your silence. The mind stops racing; the thoughts of the thinking mind stop; the working mind takes over, and you simply flow through the day, or not. Instead of 30 minutes of quiet and the remainder of the day spent in noise, the reverse becomes your norm as the meditation tool begins to work.

Eventually, you can remain in the silence, even in a crowd. Even in a crowd, you can be in the quiet, at perfect peace, and you can sense being in the Aloneness, the All-Oneness. Even with thousands around, even with thousands screaming. Then, in that state, what is to meditate? What is to seek? 

You suddenly understand that each being is a Creator, if manifest; you understand the meaning of ‘ye are gods’; you understand Who You Are. You understand that there is nothing that constitutes a ‘way,’ there’s nothing more to understand, there’s nothing to do, there’s nothing to concern yourself with, there’s nothing to dread about what remains ‘after’ the manifestation ends, there’s nothing to meditate upon. 

Finally, there is no counsel to seek, no dues to pay, no organizations or groups to join. You do not belong to anything, thus You are free. Living should not be something one must ‘work at.’ The deer simply does what is required naturally to live, and when you live naturally, then perfect peace comes . . . but only after perfect freedom comes. 

‘Perfect’ means ‘whole’ or ‘complete,’ so that perfect freedom is just complete freedom, freedom from ALL dependencies—including dependency on celestial entities or mystical teachings or mythical holdovers from ignorant, superstitious times in the past. 

E.: So, do you agree with other advaitic teachers, that only one in a million will ever ‘get this’? 

F.: Because of the power of conditioning, the power of the ego, and the power of the defenses that most people have built to protect their dogma, their sacred cows, and their beliefs, that is probably true. 

My teacher spoke of three types: wet charcoal, dry charcoal, and gunpowder. Wet charcoal will never burn and will stay the way it is until it decays; dry charcoal can burn eventually, but with much labor required. So it is with people. 

But those who are ready, those who finally understand once and for all that their conditioning, dogma, programming, beliefs and closed minds really are not working for them, then they can be like gunpowder. The words I speak can ignite them instantly, and can explode away their fictional beliefs and distorted thinking and can allow them to truly realize what they are not, what is false, and what is true and real. 

E.: How much of this should the reader hang onto? 

F.: The reader should hang onto none of it. That’s the entire point. What you consider in meditation, all that is concept too. My exercises, others’ teachings, their dogma, all are human-formulated-concepts. Throw out ‘my’ concepts, throw out ‘their’ concepts. 

Eventually, be free of it all. Get free of the indoctrination. A sane mind is one free of ideas, free of the emotional reactions we discussed earlier, and free of all beliefs. The non-dualistic message of Christ the Advaitic Teacher speaks of the dual-minded man as being insane in all ways. 

The sane being is not dual-minded. The sane being is of one mind, the working mind, and is always the same. The sane mind knows the I AM and knows that I AM THAT. There is no duality, only non-duality, only oneness. And THAT cannot change. It just IS. 

The thinking mind is chaotic, with dual and multiple thoughts racing through it constantly; the sane, working mind is quiet, free of chaos. And mental chaos is the only ‘hell’ there is. That’s why the current pontiff says that ‘heaven and hell are not geographic places but are mental states. You are in one or the other, NOW.’ 

Use these exercises I offer, and any other concepts, like any throw-away item: let the exercises and concepts serve the purpose of bringing about an understanding of the differentiation in the true and the false, and then toss it all away and live simply and naturally as if. AS IF the manifest is the real but knowing ultimately that THAT is all that – eternal energy / matter, is real. 

Know that you are Light, I am light. Know that all which is believed to be observable is ‘seen’ in the flickering images of the light that plays before our eyes. It is not the real, any more than the actors flicking across the screen of your television are really there. 

They are but images in the mind. So is all that is ‘seen.’ Be aware that the Unseen, the Unseeable, is the real.

(With the naked eye, you can ‘see the outward image of a brick,’ but you cannot see what the brick truly is with the naked eye. You cannot see that mass of subatomic particles which are swirling around and which are what ‘the brick’ truly is. Moreover, what the brick truly is . . . is also what you and I and all else truly is.) 

The invitation is to be done with worrying about the false images of this manifestation we call our ‘lives’ or ‘others’ or ‘self.’ 

Then, you’ll enjoy the present moment, the Eternal Now, as long as you are manifest. And you’ll have no expectations to meet nor any future rewards to long for nor any future punishments to spend a lifetime trying to avoid. Free of those, you are free of the control of those who dream up or pass along all those concepts that form the prison-called-the-mind that traps most people in fear, misery, depression, or all the addictive behaviors that follow those defects in an effort to try to escape them. 

As long as anyone tries to maintain a religious-spiritual image or role, he will be at the mercy of those who would manipulate him with religion or with spirituality. They’ll tell him that a religious person does this and a spiritual person does that, and to keep his religious or spiritual image, he’ll do what they say. Then, he’s theirs. 

For some, both states can serve a purpose, but both are to be transcended. They are but bridges that allow us to cross the degrees of separation. In one does not transcend those, he is vulnerable, and thus in fear, and frustrated eventually by being controlled by others. There is no freedom, and thus no peace, living in ‘their’ world with ‘their’ mind doing the driving. 

E.: Sounds wonderful, the state of freedom from all that, so thank you, Floyd, for being willing to share your life-altering experience with our readers. 

F.: You’re welcome, as if. Ha. 

“The rest is silence.”
—W. Shakespeare 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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Monday, May 20, 2019

THE NON-DUALITY MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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1. [See the offer in gold text following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

The point in this series is that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now. 

To continue with the interview included in the back of The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders

EDITOR’S INTERVIEW OF FLOYD (Con’t.) 

Yesterday’s post ended with the response to this query from the editor: 

“Can you give the readers a hands-on analogy of this energy-consciousness as it applies to us? “ Then she continued: 

E.: Thanks for clarifying. Now, will you explain how you came to know that you are not the body and not the breath but are the energy-consciousness only? 

F.: I did what my teacher suggested. I meditated on where I was three days before conception, before the body began forming, before the oxygen began circulating. I determined where I was, via contemplation, during the days before being manifested in a mother’s womb. I traced my ‘roots’ back to where I really came from in order to know THAT which I really am. 

Anyone with a brain functioning without damage can do the same. If you are 35 years old, let’s say, then count backwards. That is how I reached the pre-conception state and the awareness of What I Am. 

Literally say out loud, ‘I am 35; I will now go back. I am now 34; I am now 33.’ Continue to count until you reach ‘I am one year old’; then say, ‘I am 11 months old, I am 10 months old,’ etc. Then, ‘I am 30 days old, I am 29 days old,’ etc. Then ‘I am 23 hours old, I am 22 hours old,’ etc. Then, ‘I am 59 seconds old; I am 58 seconds old,’ etc. 

What happened with my countdown was, I got to ‘I am one second before conception, I am conceived.’ I anticipated originally that the count would stop there, but it continued. ‘I Am one second prior to conception; I am two seconds prior to conception. Where Am I? I Am minutes, hours, days before conception. Where Am I?’ The answer came. 

Any sperm present in a man was not there much more than ‘x’ number of hours earlier, sperm having a ‘shelf life’ inside a human male body. Plant food (or plant food consumed via animal food) was consumed and ‘converted’ into living human cells, among them, sperm cells. The ‘I Am exercise’ took me to a plant. Continuing the count took me to where I was before being absorbed into the plant. So it went like this: 

From ‘child born’ back to ‘child in a womb’ back to ‘egg fertilized by sperm’ back to ‘sperm delivered’ back to ‘sperm not yet delivered’ back to ‘sperm created as plant food energy remanifested into human cells’ back to ‘plants being eaten’ back to ‘the plant’ back to ‘the creative energy entering the plant’ back to ‘the field’—the field of energy-consciousness. I AM THAT. 

Then the realization came: Christ did not say, ‘I Am the Light.’ He repeated what some Advaitic teacher taught him: ‘I Am Light.’ Once we know We Are That which can take the form and shape of light/energy, then we can live out this manifestation of energy-consciousness in human form as if, as if the human existence/body is the real. 

But we do not attach to the dogma or the drama or the lies or the conditioning and the resulting beliefs and false thinking. Freedom is freedom from all indoctrination, be it the indoctrination we got from parents, from preachers, from priests, from medicine men, from politicians, from TV, from teachers, from holy books, from wise writers, from me, from you, from any of the sources of man-made concepts being passed down. 

A pure mind affords an experiencing of peace in the manifest; a pure mind is one freed of all the lies, all the concepts, taught by humans to humans. And know that the greatest trick of all that one human can use to program another human is for the first human to tell the second human that he is not speaking for himself but is speaking for god. 

Wow! Now you’ve got some weight behind those concepts, huh? ‘Hey, pal. This in not me talking. This is god talking through me.” What arrogance. Let someone acquire the label ‘expert’ in this culture, then watch the power he gains to manipulate the minds of others. My dad told me to give no credence to ‘experts,’ telling me that ‘an expert is just a former spurt.’ Ha. 

All concepts and beliefs are fictional, all made up. The Child-like mind must be attained for a state of peacefulness to exist in the manifest. The Child-like mind is the mind as it was before programming, free of ideas, of words, of word-thoughts, of all garbage in general. The realization makes clear that there is no separation, only at-one-ment, and that to say ‘I AM; I AM THAT’ implies no duality but only oneness. In the human form, I Am; but ultimately, I Am That. Those are not two things. 

And knowing that is true for Rob (from the novel) as well as for me, I was finally able to let go. Rob is not a son I lost; Rob did not lose his life; Rob is That, Rob is energy, Rob is forever, either as the manifest or the Unmanifest. So it is. Now, remember the discussion with Chief, using the lost arms-legs-organs exercise that shows we are not our body? 

E.: Of course, and that experiment showed me that I am not what I’ve thought I was, that I am something, but I am still not sure what. 

F.: Ha. OK. The ‘arms-legs-organs exercise’ reveals that you are not the body. The body sustains the mind, so if the body goes, the mind goes. That which goes cannot be the permanent, cannot be the real. Yet you know even without those parts that you are still you. Right? 

E.: Yes. 

F.: Then what that is which you sense remains—even after arms, legs, organs are gone—is a PRESENCE. You sense Your presence. 

E.: OK. 

F.: But that sense of presence, that consciousness (of beingness, of presence) will only be sensed as long as the body-mind is sustained. 

E.: Right. 

F.: Since there is no duality, no subject-object duality, what is it that knows that consciousness, that presence? 

E.: That’s where I got lost. I don't know. 

F.: That which knows that conscious presence, since there is no duality, has to also be . . . CONSCIOUSNESS! It is that unprogrammed, unconditioned prior Consciousness / the Absolute that knows itself in the manifest form. Just as all “you” see in others is really the projection of “you,” so all that You perceive is the projection of you—or the reflection of you—the real. The real cannot perceive anything but the real. 

I cannot perceive ego, I cannot be a false self, for the false is dissolved. (Of course the selves seen when you look at your self are false, are mirages, are images—the "not real." When we come to know the truth about ‘the Great Reality’ - and what it is and what it isn't - we distinguish the true from the false through understanding the real.) All known with the five senses is false, so all knowledge is false and is nothing more than learned ignorance. 

All which is perceived with the sixth sense, that inner resource, that working mind—which is the pure consciousness not warped by conditioning—is real. But when the body-mind is gone, consciousness (the sense of presence, the "I Am" concept) is not there, and since there is no duality, the Absolute-Pure Consciousness is "not-knowing" anything any longer. 

My teacher asked, “What is there not to get?” It's so simple. Ha. You Are the Pure Consciousness which perceives the warped, manifested sense of presence until that sense of presence is gone, and then there's nothing to perceive. But since consciousness cannot be destroyed, it cycles, as do the five elements from which the body is made—ashes to ashes, dust to dust. 

What does not survive of the imagined triad (body-mind-consciousness) is the false thinking mind, and since nothing that is truly real can be created nor destroyed, the mind and its imaginings were never the real. All that is believed to be ‘known’ is truly fictional—including all ideas, false emotions, and beliefs—and all the fictional dissolves with the knowing of the false. But the truth cannot be said, so just as thorns that removed thorns are tossed away, concepts used to remove concepts are tossed away; then, only silence remains, and that nothingness is as close to truth as manifestation can approach. 

E.: I know that modern science is confirming this teaching, as in the new revelations regarding the ‘Field of Consciousness.’ But is this understanding compatible with the newest teachings in physics, such as the ‘strings theory’? 

F.: Absolutely. My teacher said decades ago that science would one day catch up with the ancients’ understanding and prove that the teachings are fact. Such is happening. Since strings are the lowest common denominator of EVERYTHING, smaller than atoms, smaller than electrons, smaller than the mass of protons and neutrons at the core of electrons, then the understanding of the science of strings shows us that the only thing which makes you appear to be different from me—or from a piano, or from a tree—is the vibrational pattern of the strings. 

And since the strings are simply energy in movement, and since the strings know automatically what to do when they are manifested in a human as opposed to in a piano as opposed to in a tree, then the teaching of strings proves this Understanding, scientifically. We are consciousness-energy. We are all THAT, all the same, all one, with only appearances leading us to believe we are separate or different. We are not. 

Physics now proves that we are THAT, that we are, therefore, all one, all the same, single thing. We ARE the strings, so to speak. Use whatever name you choose to refer to that one ‘thing’ from which all is composed when manifest. More recently, the strings theory had been modified by some who now claim that the ‘sparticle’ might be even more basic than the string. No matter. 

What is real is whatever that most basic, singular, non-dual ‘thing’ is, period. Now call That what you want, the truth is that Easterners have known for about 40,000 years that everything in the universe that is manifested or not is nothing more nor less than a manifestation or not-manifestation of That, of the one True That-ness. 

Call it ‘strings’ or ‘That’ or ‘sparticle’ or ‘energy with consciousness.’ At its core, that all involves energy; all is energy / matter; and that is all there is and all that we can possibly be. 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

Here's 

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of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

or 

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If preferred, here's 

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

THE NON-DUALITY MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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1. [See the offer in gold text following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

The point in this series is that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now. 

To continue with the interview included in the back of The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders

EDITOR’S INTERVIEW OF FLOYD (con't.)

E.: Tell the readers the difference then in the manifest state, in our case as energy-consciousness manifested in human form, and the Unmanifest state which you call ‘That.’ 

F.: While manifested, I AM; I Am energy-consciousness that happened to ‘find’ its way into a human form via plants eaten, plants turned into sperm cells, sperm cells that fertilized an egg, etc. The same manifesting happens in non-human forms, but energy manifested is energy manifested, period. The energy-consciousness in an acorn knows how to make a forest, eventually. All manifest forms have energy-consciousness. 

A bird is quite aware that ‘It is,’ so it knows the ‘I Am.’ And it knows that its existence, its ‘I-Amness’ or consciousness, can be ended by dangerous humans or by other creatures, so it flies away to try to protect its ‘am-ness’ when threatened. After the threat disappears, it returns to normal behavior. It holds no grudges or resentments since it is playing no role. It knows only the ‘I Am,’ so it truly is as free as a bird. 

My friend the heron is a master of living, and that all happens effortlessly for him since he has no ego-states to maintain, no ego to defend, no false roles to ‘protect.’ We can be masters of living when we model his example. He does not know he is a heron. It is a label someone provided for him. He does not accept it, so he is not limited or frustrated or defensive or offensive. He just IS. 

These are the bars of the prison of the thinking mind: ‘I am a spouse’; ‘I am a worker’; ‘I am a boss’; ‘I am a parent’; ‘I am a homeowner’; ‘I am a lover’; ‘I am a Christian, Muslim, Jew, etc.’; ‘I am a spiritual person’; ‘I am a good person’; ‘I am a bad person’; ‘I am a supporter’; ‘I am an alcoholic’; ‘I am a member,’ etc., ad infinitum

This is the tool of the working mind that will cut away the bars of the thinking mind and free you: ‘I Am.’ No words follow that phrase. Just the two words only. Not ‘I am . . . a husband’ and not ‘I am . . . a wife,’ but only ‘I Am.’ You need do no exercises; you need attend no meetings; you need read no books; you need give no money to anyone or anything for this truth and to remain at peace. 

Once you sit with these words, and understand them fully, and give up all body identifications and false roles and false ideas and false dogma, you are done. You know that you are not this body. You know that you are not this mind, for it is their mind, not yours, filled with their teachings and beliefs adopted by you, but not yours. Know that; then, their ideas are abandoned and your work ends. Living fully begins. 

I offer to help no one get anything; to the contrary, I destroy all. Most people—because of programming—want to get, to accumulate. My invitation is to get rid of, to de-accumulate. Do not get; rather, get rid of. Begin by getting rid of ideas and concepts that were ‘theirs,’ never yours to begin with. 

That beginning also becomes the end—the end of suffering, of worry, of fear, of co-dependency, of attachment. That is what was meant when a certain piece of advice was offered in the religious or spiritual writings of many groups in the past (it did not appear only in the Christian Bible but had been written in many books prior): ‘Hate your father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters and, yes, even your own life.’ That means, hate the labels and role-playing of ‘father,’ ‘mother,’ etc. 

A man once admitted to my teacher that he attached himself (his false self) to his family and wife and children. My teacher answered him by saying, in so many words, ‘Your ego-states are so entrenched through your concepts that when you recognize the real, fear manifests and you return to those concepts and roles again to define who you are.’ 

Peace comes when we give up all roles and identities, knowing that we are not this body. Only then can we give up all attachments. As long as we focus on what we think was a ‘loss,’ (an ‘ex,’ for example) then we cannot be open for a ‘gain.’ Believing we lost love when we lost only an illusion of love, we cannot receive True Love when it is offered. 

Once we see that all ‘loss’ is an image of our wrong perceptions, then even the loss of one’s own life becomes inconsequential. Does that mean you become suicidal? Hardly. It means you live life fully, unattached, unencumbered, anchorless, tied to no docks. You are free—free of their ideas and their teachings that cause such anal conduct and restrictive living. 

At one time in an Oriental culture, the practice was to bind the feet of women so that they could not grow. The process left many crippled and in pain. In W.A.S.P. societies, the mind is bound, so it cannot grow. And that binding leaves many crippled and in pain. I offer to remove the binding. All can be set free, if they but see that their bindings are made of the concepts of an insane culture. I suggest that each ask: ‘Isn’t it time to live?’ 

Is it not time to live freely, freed of all of the restrictive, controlling, anal dictates of a very old set of Aryan values and beliefs that have a long, arduous history of failure in personal relations, in community relations, in national relations, and in international relations? The change begins with each individual, becoming aware of the lack of growth and the crippling, painful effects of her or his false beliefs. One individual at a time can receive awareness of the false . . . and become free. 

Only the ship with no restricting anchor sails freely. The ship attached to a dock goes nowhere. My heron friend has no strings attached. It goes where it pleases; it goes when it pleases; it goes how it pleases; or it does not go at all, and that pleases it too. For now, in this manifestation, he is perfect peace, with form and shape; consciousness, with form and shape; energy, with form and shape. So am I. So are you. Ultimately, he is That—That Which Was, Is, and Shall Be. No duality. 

E.: Can you give the readers a hands-on analogy of this energy-consciousness as it applies to us? 

F.: OK. Let’s consider electrical energy, ‘resting,’ ‘dormant’ at a plug. You cannot see it. You cannot know it is there except to be told by someone who knows. Or you can be shocked and know that some power unseen is present. 

I know, so I can tell people what I now know about manifested energy-consciousness, but I usually don’t, because most will not care to know. To be awakened can be shocking also, and who wants to wake up, really, much less be shocked in the process! Ha. 

They killed Christ because he broke the advaitic rule: ‘share this message privately, not in public.’ They’ll kill you for challenging them to question their programming, their ‘values,’ their ‘faith,’ their ‘beliefs.’ The Orthodoxy has always reacted violently, bloodily, towards those who challenge their beliefs. Say that something is a part of one’s ‘religion’ and it gets a free ride in this society. 

If a major corporation perpetrated the same harms done to people by the religions in this world, the company headquarters would be shut down tomorrow morning, surrounded by pickets and protestors and rock throwers and legal teams to boot. 

Back to the analogy you asked for. Energy must have something through which to manifest if its presence is to be observable. We do not create energy, but it can be channeled; it can manifest through forms. So let’s take a blender and plug it into the outlet. With energy pulsating through it, the blender does what it was programmed to do. 

That operation of the blender, its ‘doing’ something, can continue if the energy is present and if the earth elements from which the blender is made do not corrode, rust out, and return to the earth some day. But one day the blender will no longer physically exist. It will decay, as will your body and mine. The oxygen whipped through the blender will rejoin the pool of oxygen. The earth elements will rejoin the pool of earth elements. The energy remains and will rejoin the field of consciousness, the Unmanifest, though ‘at rest’ until manifested into something else. In fact, it may never manifest again. 

Or, it might be manifested in a blender or through something else next time it is manifested. This does not mean that grandma becomes a cow. Grandma’s form, once gone, is forever gone. Dust does not re-accumulate into some prior form with the brain/mind of that form also re-occurring. Please, give me a break. As far as humans go, know this: when manifested, I AM; when unmanifested, I AM THAT. So are you. No end; no beginning. No destruction; no creation. Eternal cycling, or not. 

Think of it this way: an ice cube is really just H2O. If it melts outside on a hot day, it can become vapor, ascend into a cloud, blend with the cloud, become a raindrop and fall back to earth. In each case, it might have a different form: solid, liquid, vapor, etc. But it is still just H2O, though to observers it’s thought to be all these different things we dreamed up and gave labels to. 

We are lying to ourselves. H2O is H2O, not water, fog, steam, vapor, raindrops, oceans, streams, pools, puddles, etc. Now we cannot destroy the H2O though we can affect the visible form, proving my point that what you see is never the real. And just because the H2O that was the ice cube in our example might be recycled and fall back to earth in the spot where the ice cube originally melted, it does not mean that the same ice cube will re-form. 

Nor does it mean that the same H2O will ever be in an ice cube again. It might, or it might not. There is no controlling plan. The cycling just happens, as does the spontaneity and the diversity and the unpredictability. 

So it is with that which we call ‘humans’ and the elements that make up the body-mind’s form and shape. That which is real, the energy-consciousness-life-force, will last; like the H2O of the ice cube form, the energy-consciousness-life-force may remanifest, and it may not. But it will not remanifest as the same form or with the same mind. 

So the current Pope is right: heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men. One thinking he is his body can be said to be in hell now; one with the knowledge of what she or he really is can be said to be in heaven now. When the life-force and the breath leave the body, so ends the body form and so ends the body-mind. I AM THAT, that energy-consciousness-life-force that is eternal, without form or shape. 

E.: Forgive me for pressing, but I suspect the readers might not consider that answer ‘hands-on’ enough. Is there anything applicable in all this that can help them in their relations, specifically? 

F.: Fair enough. Let’s try this example from a couple I worked with. Her life-long dream was to be a flight attendant. The opportunity, coming at age forty, arrived for her at a later time in life than for most and came on the heels of her recent marital engagement. She was thrilled about the job offer. Now, great pressure was being applied by ‘him’ to force her not to go to New Jersey for training for six weeks. He wanted her to give up this career opportunity, and their impasse was becoming a deal-breaker. 

She asked if they could visit with me to discuss the effects that their role-playing was having on possibly destroying their relationship, since she had the understanding in this regard. I’ll give you the shorter version of what I did. 

I took them back to when they first met and eventually first became intimate. He was also dating other women; she was seeing other men. He admitted that was fine, at the time. He was not trying to control her. He accepted her right to do what she wanted, when she wanted. Then, they began to date exclusively. At that point, she no longer had the freedom, in his eyes, to go out with other men. 

Next, they became engaged, and she lost even more freedom. She became, in his words, my fiancée. The possessive pronoun became the key identifier when he spoke of her: my fiancée, my wife-to-be, etc. I showed him how, as they shifted from the roles of ‘stranger’ to ‘acquaintance’ to ‘friend’ to ‘lover’ to ‘fiancée’ that she lost more and more freedom. 

I asked him if this is his current ‘reality’: that the deeper someone becomes involved with him, the less freedom she is going to have and the more demands and expectations she is going to have heaped upon her. Then, I asked if he thought that was ever going to work to create healthy relationships. 

The more roles (the more false identities) she assumed with him, the more a co-dependency developed and the more a loss of freedom manifested because he had beliefs about the ‘right way’ a fiancée should act; the ‘right way’ a wife should act, the way people in public should see him being treated, etc. And his beliefs are based in what was modeled for him, not in reality. 

I tried to help them see that each time they accepted new roles to define who they are (and each time they accepted a new identity to define the parameters of what is or is not acceptable in their relationship) then the further away they shifted from who (actually, what) they really are, from the freedom they should actually have. 

Only by being the real—and not falling into the role expectations as defined by this society—can they be happy. Let her be her; let him be him; and let ‘them together’ be only the parts where his circle and her circle intersect through mutual negotiation. Get real. 

Forget roles and the old definitions of what your programming taught you that a fiancée should and should not do, what a spouse is ‘allowed’ to do or not do, etc. Since the couple had obviously shifted beyond the Stage One ‘Passion Level,’ the only alternative was to fixate in this ‘Battle Stage’ and allow the relationship to finally end or to get Real and move into the comfort of the ‘Unconditional Love Stage.’ 

That stage is reached through sharing, giving, accepting, loving, practicing Applied Tolerance, not judging, not controlling, and most of all, knowing the real and experiencing the Oneness, the unicity, that follows knowing what is real and what is not. Bottom line: one does not lose the role of being a ‘complete bastard’ or a ‘total bitch’ until they lose the role of being ‘an absolute saint.’ Relevant? 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

or 

You can click on video "Number Ten" in the upper right-hand column on this page. 

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

THE NON-DUALITY MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

Table of Contents

Today's Considerations
Recent Posts and Archives
Tools for Realization
Author's eBooks
Author's Paperback Books
Free eBooks

TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. [See the offer in gold text following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

The point in this series is that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now.

AN INTERVIEW WITH FLOYD HENDERSON BY THE EDITOR OF TWO OF HIS BOOKS 

The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders 

and the sequel

The Board of Directors of Wars 

The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders offers the non-duality message by way of a mystery-adventure novel, discussing the movement from pain to healing to awakening to peace. 

From Dr. R.F. Maley, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Houston: 

"Floyd Henderson's book, The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders, is a fun read and an interesting mystery, but perhaps more importantly it serves as a vehicle for blending Eastern Philosophy and Native American Spirituality to make an intellectually challenging novel. 

The book's insights into both relationships and authoritarian conditioning of people in our society make it a must read, tracing the roots of narcissistic, sociopathic and psychopathic behaviors to the very core of the culture. 

This truly witty and politically-incorrect study of the aggressive nature of 'the American character' offers not only a diagnosis but also a treatment plan, making the book an excellent supplemental reading in courses such as psychology, anthropology, philosophy, sociology and counseling." 

Regarding a passage from the The Board of Directors of Wars - the sequel to that book, the following was shared by Jerry Katz and Dustin LindenSmith:

From Jerry M. Katz, the founder of a highly popular non-duality website and author of the book ONE: Essential Writings on Nonduality

“I think we may be seeing the emergence of the first literary nonduality novel. Not of all times, but the first one fed by the teaching of nonduality as set forth in the last ten years. That kind of fiction is going to be different from any other kind of nonduality fiction. Here are a couple of tastes. Excerpt from a nonduality novel: The Board of Directors of Wars, by Floyd Henderson.” 

Dustin LindenSmith is a bilingual blogger and jazz musician with experience in music performance, marketing research, and IT project management. He came across the same excerpt which Jerry posted on his site, and Dustin offered these comments to his readers in regards to the same passage in a second unsolicited review: 

From Dustin LindenSmith: “My old friend Jerry (Katz) has never been a fan of fiction that tries to be nondual. Too often, it's written by people who may have nondual insight, but who are terrible writers of fiction. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive, but anyone whom he'd read that had tried to meld the two had been unsuccessful. Until now, maybe. In "Issue #2800" of "The Nondual Highlights," Jerry provides an excerpt from a novel by Floyd Henderson called The Board of Directors of Wars. It's a passage of dialogue, but the portion I'm including just has one character making a little speech to another. When taken out of context like I've just done, the passage sounds a bit like the proverbial discourse between a spiritual teacher and a student."

The excerpt which Jerry and Dustin both shared: 

“You seem at peace in the middle of this chaos. I want that peace,” Brett almost demanded. 

“Brett, you’ve been shown the answer all your life. It was there for you to see in every play, in every movie, in every mystery you’ve ever read. Shakespeare borrowed the dramatic technique from the Greeks,” Kirk began. “Today, it’s the basis of all mystery and suspense stories, and it’s also the basis of realization.” 

“I’m lost,” Brett confessed. 

“Well look at every drama you’ve ever seen. The main character, who represents you and me and everyone, runs around like a chicken with its head cut off. He is confused and in the dark. Those who are in a position to sit back and witness the drama objectively can see that he’s just an actor on the stage and that none of the drama is real. But for entertainment’s sake, he and the witnesses can pretend it’s real. Both, in fact, can get so absorbed in the role that they take it to be the real for a time. 

“But even amidst all of the drama, a time comes, that moment in the play when even the actor finds out the truth. It is called the peripetia in drama—that moment in the play or the movie when the lead actor finds out that everything he thought to be true is really false; when he sees that he was being misled at every turn; when those he thought he could trust the most, and who thought they were telling him the truth, were also wrong. 

“It’s the moment of freedom that comes when one finds out that everything he ever thought or believed or held sacred (or thought worth fighting for) was a lie. The freedom comes when he gives up all of the concepts he bought into, drops his head in relief and amazement, shakes his head back and forth, wonders for a moment at how he had bought into all their crap, smiles at how easily he was duped, watches how all of the rest of the play unfolds automatically until its end, and leaves the stage after saying to himself, ‘Well, sonofabitch. I’ll be damned.’ And then he laughs. He laughs at it all. And then he’s done with it, once and for all.” 

Here’s the interview included in the back of The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders which will be shared in full during a few upcoming posts:

EDITOR’S INTERVIEW 

Editor: Floyd, how is it that we get so lost, so separated from the Real Self and so identified with the false self or all the false roles? 

Floyd.: It only takes two stages to get trapped but three to get out, so most won’t get out. The first stage is ages 1-20, when we get conditioned, indoctrinated, programmed to accumulate, to get. Ages 20-40 we spend doing what we were programmed to do, repeating what we were programmed to say, and believing what we were programmed to believe. Most will go to the grave in that rut. 

To get out, we enter the third stage and begin Self-Inquiry. Some wake up enough to say, ‘This life is shallow, hollow, unfulfilling. There must be more. I don’t even know who I am—who am I?’ If they find authenticity, they begin to zen out and de-accumulate in the fourth stage. De-accumulation is the mark of one becoming free of the programming and all learned ignorance. 

After that, one can live AS IF, as if this life is the real, and can then enjoy whatever remains of this life, free for the first time—free of educational indoctrination, free of spiritual indoctrination, free of religious indoctrination, free of political indoctrination, free of economic indoctrination. Free. Independent. Period. 

E.: We have a chance through this novel about your son’s murder to see how your freedom came. How can the readers’ realization, and thus their freedom, come? 

F.: By realizing that there is no duality. There is no "false self" or "false selves" as opposed to some "Real Self." The Real is all there is. [All concepts and beliefs which assign some elevated status to a "Self" are as fictional as the status given to all of the "false selves" which people accept as personal identifications.] 

The labels we accept, the roles we play, are the very constraints that imprison us. Consider this, please: if you work during the week and are off on the weekends, and you have a job that is very challenging, even draining, then you might experience something like the following. On Monday, your alarm goes off. You unthinkingly shut it off. Just gaining consciousness, you know ‘I am.’ The knowledge of existing in this body begins to come to you. As you awaken more, you remember you are ‘The Employee,’ and you have to get up and leave the comfort of your bed, your room, your house or apartment, and go off to play that role and to try to meet all the expectations and demands that come with having accepted that role and believing it is you. Quickly, the ego will promote you to ‘Super Employee,’ and eventually you’ll be convinced you’re not getting the money or the respect you deserve. Frustration will build as a result of accepting that role. You take things personally, for you are playing a persona, a role, accepting a false identity. If you get fired, you might feel as if you’re dying. To exist, ‘The Employee’ must have a job. Your very identity seems challenged, so your very existence seems at stake. 

Watch the news and see what happens when people lose what is required for their false identities to exist: some get fired and go back and shoot up the workplace; ‘husband’ dies when ‘wife’ leaves, for husbands cannot be husbands without wives. Assuming the identity of ‘husband,’ soon promoted to ‘Super Husband,’ then ‘Super Wife’ is required for his very existence. He’ll fight with her when she does not act like a super wife. If she leaves, ‘husband’ is finished. Thinking he’s under attack or being killed by her actions, he shoots her. 

People see it nightly on the news and just say, ‘He went nuts.’ Well, the insanity did not manifest with her leaving. It manifested when a man in a robe pronounced ‘You are now husband’ and he bought into that. Human-like beings walked the face of the earth in varying states of male-female partnerships for 7.5 million years before anyone dreamed up the concepts of ‘marriage,’ ‘husband,’ or ‘wife,’ along with all the other labels that religious leaders dreamed up to identity those who did not play strictly by their system: ‘prostitute,’ ‘bastard,’ ‘whore,’ ‘illegitimates,’ etc. Isn’t it interesting that the ‘noble’ role of ‘wife’ and the ‘degrading’ role of ‘whore’ both came from religion? 

And in this culture still dominated by Anglo men, one label can set a person up for life while the other label can ruin a person for life. We criticize cultures that make women cover themselves with burquas, yet some in this culture cover the women with labels. And the same happens with men as well. So covered, we end up not having a clue who we really are underneath all the labels. Roles, always dependent on something else or someone else in order to exist, leave vulnerable those who accept cultural labeling. Accepting a label as an identity always leaves one living in fear, in misery, in perpetual desire and need. 

Consider that same ‘employee’ we spoke of earlier, now on a Saturday. No alarm goes off. The awakening comes slowly. As one gains consciousness, one knows ‘I am.’ Then, the fact that it’s Saturday settles in. One does not have to go to work. One does not go into the mode of ‘The Employee’ but rolls over in bed and enjoys just being there. 

To stay in the ‘I am-ness’ prevents accepting false roles and identities. To stay in the knowledge that ‘I Am, period’ allows one to relax. Free of that false identity for the day, one remains in the ‘I Am,’ in the ‘Is-ness’ only, and thus at ease. That same mindset, seven days a week, will allow the perpetual peace and the constant ease to manifest. That person is not playing the role that day, is not trying to meet expectations and demands, and is free and feels free. What he is really free of is accepting the label. 

How many who consider themselves to be a man or a woman are really nothing more than a bundle of concepts and labels and identities assigned by this culture? Is it any wonder that most, before making it to the grave, will wonder “Who am I?” or will state flat out, “I don’t even know who I am”? To be free is to be free of the false identities that jerk us around and jerk around the people in our vicinity who allow our role-playing and role-demands to impact them. Once we come to know the real and stay in the ‘I Am’ state, we accept no false roles as identifiers of Who We Are, no false labels as identifiers of Who We Are, and no dependencies as a result of believing we are what we do. 

We can take that knowingness into each day of the week, and perform tasks AS IF we are that; but knowing we are not that, we do not attach to the roles, we do not fear for loss of our very existence, we do not have the co-dependencies that always come with ego-states or false identities.

I have been attacked as being an ‘Anti-Christ’ or even ‘THE Anti-Christ.’ In fact, I speak of exactly what Christ spoke of when he said, ‘When you speak of Me, speak of me as I AM’ and when he said ‘Before Abraham was, I AM.’ How many preachers or priests have ever explained that I AM? How many even have the slightest clue what Christ meant? 

How many know that Moses - the supposed but unlikely author of certain Jewish writings which are also included in the "Christian Bible" - plagiarized the phrase ‘I AM THAT I AM’ which had been discussed in the Far East for tens of thousands of years and was discussed in the Middle East in the days of the Moses? 

Where did he first hear it before writing it down (and he did only hear it because he did not know about the presence of the vital, clarifying semicolon used by those who understand the summative statement of non-duality, "I AM THAT; I AM").

Who taught Christ the teachings of non-duality, of the ‘I-Am’ message during the ‘Lost Years’ in his life before he began passing it on in his thirties? It does not matter. It matters only to know that the teaching existed long before either Moses or Christ ever walked the earth. Am I anti-Christ? Hardly. I am anti-distortion, I am pro-truth. Those who refuse to admit that he was teaching an old, established advaitic message of non-duality are the ones teaching something opposed to what Christ was really trying to get across to his listeners. 

To be at peace, reside in the ‘I Am,’ alone, but know this too: "The Real" is not the ‘I am-ness.’ The ‘I Am-ness’ is temporary. When the consciousness leaves the body, the body form ends permanently. Asleep, you do not know that you are, right? So it is when you merge into the Absolute state of what is real. The body loses consciousness, the body returns to dust, the breath joins the universal air, but the universe does not ‘lose’ consciousness. Consciousness-energy cannot be destroyed, any more than it was created. It IS. 

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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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